More teachers are posted to the urban than rural areas.
The Ogun State Government has commenced a data screening exercise in schools across the four divisions of the state. This is part of measures to address the lopsided posting of secondary school teachers, with more teachers posted to the urban areas.
The Chairman, Teaching Service Commission, TESCOM, Olubukunola Onabanjo, made this known on Monday while shedding light on the four-day exercise holding at the Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta. She said that the exercise would bring about an even distribution of teachers and enhance qualitative teaching and learning throughout the state.
“The major objective of this exercise is to tackle the challenges of lopsidedness of teachers and solve the problem of shortage of teachers in the rural areas headlong,” she explained.
Ms. Onabanjo advised principals to give an accurate data on the number of teachers and students available in their respective schools as this would help in teachers’ posting in accordance with the recommended teacher-student ratio.
She assured that the commission would spare no effort in ensuring the welfare of both teachers and students.
Also speaking, the Principal-General, Remo Division, Michael Oredein, noted that the exercise could not have come at a better time, with the resumption date for a new session drawing nearer.
Mr. Oredein also urged principals not to withhold data needed for an effective screening programme.
Speaking in the same vein, Chairman of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, in Egba Division, Kinkunmi Adenekan, said the exercise would help ease the pressure on some teachers who have been overburdened due to the non-availability of subject teachers in some of the schools.
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